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-- welcome back to Defcon three and -- and background and this is a -- that we devote every year to would be completely fixed.
He has been made because scar that they because -- Marines are -- the New York carper.
And -- spend the week in Manhattan and Staten Island in Brooklyn in the Bronx on Long Island.
Strutting their stuff and particularly -- -- and they do all their stuff.
And we have a series of -- people here with us today and we also have a series of areas that we get throughout the week.
With various people involved I think we -- today I want to introduce in the panel a gentleman who is joining us again this week.
And that is.
Major damage -- US Marine Corps you see all the battles on the -- And we also have the fleet week director public affairs.
Beth baker who is not here with us last week but who has been very busy all week and we'll talk about that and then that's when navy chaplain commander Bruce for -- It was a navy commander you can tell if it's happened because he has the cross capitalize.
And you are captain select yes -- right yes let's say you're getting promoted real soon just after that and then planet we have ants ants and -- -- -- from the US.
Coast -- and this is probably your first lately is that it is and -- in their recent graduate of the.
Down mom -- to the Coast Guard was an.
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Hey what I have had a weakened slightly in the -- have you done the forests -- -- the -- -- percent.
What are your impressions after the replay will be done -- -- work went somewhere between life.
I was reinforced in the knowledge that New York is definitely a -- services town.
The reception was fantastic.
We had an incredible.
Amount of exchange with the locals here in new York and we've got a chance to show the more Marines and sailors and coast Guardsmen.
And their equipment it was a -- great opportunity to have a real person looks today.
She did tell us where you're had a physical fitness test that you're conducting it ending for the people have is that I think -- -- -- you know the pool competition.
Yeah so we went really well then there's anything and I and we I think we demonstrated that there were serious about physical fitness programs.
It was pretty fun time.
I've got there not a lot of temporary ban gay and everything that Sweden okay back tell me about what was your experience and -- -- -- -- headquartered.
First we're we're I'm an -- the Virginia at the headquarters for the commander of the navy's mid Atlantic region which oversees -- Tor installations from north client's name.
On the NASA's fleet week is part of my responsibilities as a director of public affairs.
This my seventh here and -- of the most exciting thing for me as to watch the -- amendment the sailors and Marines and has her personal Manning the rails.
And the people of New York just so excited and waiting in anticipation for even come off.
The -- I guess had last year I am burnt down here with this new machine and doesn't hurt our heart out of the fleet sailing in the New York Harbor and -- man the rails and when they go -- Ground zero in lower Manhattan and they also I mean just your heart -- surround -- -- and the ship actually stops.
And we paused for a moment there to reflect on what happened on September 11.
On and pay our respects -- tribute to the city and then.
And the ship continues and pulled into the here.
And it really is Gary Hart gadgets and I mean everybody has very excited ship routers at -- everything inaccurate that the mailing them but that's probably my.
Favorite part of plea as well as iteration of -- radiation when everyone comes in.
And the -- really does throw out the red carpet person's -- now.
And the hospitality of New York is just.
Beyond anything it's wonderful it really anchoring the very special time.
Although the thought of it found that -- with -- thousand Marines list and they are almost doesn't.
About yeah -- and the plug her daughters yeah.
They were very will be a you know.
Except when -- -- to bail anybody attitude.
I don't raise a great -- ago.
I love the New York what really surprised me was the amount of people came up to say thank you that was surprising.
And coupled by that the older ladies would come up and grab your arms had tears in their -- is really true.
And then the how many people wanna have their photos taken with you I'm hear me you want me to take -- -- -- you get on this dog did this there was it was really nice.
That's great and -- imagine your first play just it was amazing it's from here in new York and have everybody -- you know let's talk chemistry and say hey can figure mr.
Concerned and I'm.
I gotta tell -- an -- right across from Radio City Music Hall they did this same bang my big bird and Elmo yeah.
It'll look good.
It was just amazing how how welcoming you look really just.
I had a lot of New Yorkers really knew what you were doing and are familiar with the military or they're just they don't know anything about it -- they're really proud of the connection that just shaking your hand.
I think there's both kinds of people out there and that's why it's important to continue to do this because the more often we do this the more we educate.
The public about who we are as combined -- service and how we operate so it's really important for us to get out.
Especially because what is it 1% of the American.
People are in the military in less than 5% families even have anybody voluntary -- right.
So this -- you know all the more reason it's so important to come to an area like New York it's so diverse.
That's not an -- in a fleet concentration scary for us it's all the stories that you can see up close your navy marine where Yorkers -- -- meant to learn about what they do and the expeditionary forces that we have.
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